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                                                                                 Media Advisory Food Security & Nutrition in Somalia Poor rains and extended drought over multiple seasons have had a major impact on rural livelihoods and food security in Somalia, pushing the country to the brink of famine in 2017. However, large-scale catastrophe was averted in Somalia, thanks to scaled-up humanitarian response with...
African Union event   Joint Media Advisory High Level Special Event on Ending Hunger in Africa BACKGROUND The African Union Commission in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will host a High-level Side Event on the margins of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of...
25 January 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, together with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Living Abroad, Sidiki Kaba, and the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Papa Abdoulaye Seck, will proceed with the signing of two major agreements related to the...
12 décembre 2017 - Session parlementaire sur l’information et la formation au Droit à l’alimentation et présentation du plan d’actions 2018-2019 de l’APMSAN (Alliance parlementaire malagasy pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition)  – Palais du Sénat, Anosy.
       Background The roots and tubers sector (R&T) is one of the most important food sub-sectors across all of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) where, under the aegis of the All ACP Agricultural Commodities programme (2008-2011), its commercialization as a strategy for poverty reduction was demonstrated by reinforcing linkages between...